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Top-Down

Description

Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay is represented by a top-down (also known as overhead) view of the playfield. Top-down perspective may be used for a wide variety of genres; among the most common ones are vertically scrolling shooters and most 2D role-playing games.
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PC-98 (1994)

Machida Haruko, nicknamed "Faru", is a young girl who was living together with her sister Mei. Mei has mysteriously disappeared,...

NES (1991)

The world of Funny is facing troubled times. The Dimensional Stone, which offered protection to this world, was stolen. The...

Windows (1999)

FX Chess is for everybody. This chess game includes different levels for all players, from beginners to experts.Additionally there is...

Windows (2002)

New version of FX Chess that includes almost nothing new.Graphics lightly revised, a new chess course, improved level system and...

F-Zero X Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998) and Wii (2007)

Famed SNES racer F-Zero got this N64 update. Gameplay remains essentially unchanged, race in a futuristic racing tournament on tracks...

Gadget Racers Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Race, slide, spin and compete your way to some of the most outlandish accessories this side of Daytona. Gadet Racers...

Arcade (1993)

Gaiapolis is 2D top-down arcade game mix beat'em up and light RPG elements, with the action set in the world...

Gain Ground Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1991), SEGA Master System (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1988)

Gain Ground is an arcade style action game with a bit of strategy thrown in. The goal is get all...

PC-98 (1996) and FM Towns (1996)

In the year 30 of the Meiji era in Japan (end of 19th century), a powerful family of Japanese oligarchs...

PC-98 (1994)

In late 23rd century was marked by a terrible disaster - the Third World War. Years have passed since the...

DOS (1992)

Gamplay is similar to Galaxian and Galaga, Galacta gives you a top-down space shooter just like the arcade games.Move back...

Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power is a science fiction 3D turn based strategy game based on the 1971 novel Prisoners...

Galactic Attack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), SEGA Saturn (1995), iPhone (2012) and Arcade (1994)

Galactic Attack is a top-down shooter, there are seven levels to play, ranging from battles in the atmosphere of planets...

DOS (1990)

This Space Invaders-style shooter pits the player against eleven different waves of alien opponents which recur over the course of...

NES (1990) and Supervision (1992)

Your starship is alive! A metamorphic creature that can transform from a huge flying insect into a metallic destroyer. Face...

Galactic Dream: Rage of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Galactic Dream: Rage of War is a real time strategy game set in space. In it humanity is threatened by...

PC Booter (1983) and Apple II (1982)

Early tactical combat game about humans and aliens duking it out with laser guns, melee weapons and special powers. Campy...

Galactic Patrol Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1999)

Galactic Patrol is a 3D homage to the classic arcade hits of the early 80's, and embodies the look and...

Galactic Warrior Rats Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1992)

Einstein, Newton and Darwin are the Galactic Warrior Rats, mutant hybrids who come under your control in this top-down multi-directional...

Amiga (1990)

A "snake" game written in compiled AmigaBASIC with a few unusual touches. When the worm eats the subterranean strawberries, it...

Galactix DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Windows (1999)

Defend Earth from destruction from the onslaught of the Xidus fleet. Your state-of-the-art ship is equiped with a limitless supply...

BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1986)

Galaforce is a straight forward shoot-em-up. Your ships encounters wave after wave of alien ships which attack you in formation....

Galaga NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Atari 7800 (1987), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2005), Xbox 360 (2006), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X1 (1984), FM-7 (1985), Wii U (2013), Sord M5 (1982) and Arcade (1981)

Galaga is a vertical arcade shooter from Namco. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling...

Galaga 3 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1984)

You control a ship that must shoot down a number of enemy ships that attempt to kill you with bombs...

Amiga (1992)

Galaga '92 is a full-featured Galaga clone for the Amiga. It makes no attempt to emulate the look of the...

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